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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: eNumbra

originally posted by: tayton
a reply to: eNumbra

I just want things back the way the were in my little world. Lol

Is the world getting to dark for you?

The world changes, time goes on and nothing is stagnant. I try to speak with people about issues like wage stagnation and inflation of housing prices and a common response is "move where it's cheaper", I could be a dick and tell you to move somewhere you're more comfortable, but maybe you should just suck it up and get your gas pumped by a Sikh


Way to try to force your personal views on him. How about you do you and he can do him? You wanna talk to a Sikh about wage stagnation then go right ahead. If the OP don't want to, he can keep driving to the next store. Problem solved and no ideals are forced.


Don't force your personal views about forcing personal views on me and I won't force my personal views about forcing personal views on you:






posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: tayton

I walked into a news agent once (that sold art supplies) and asked for India ink. Something I'd done many times in the dark ages with helpful staff.

The Indian guy behind the count sneered at me and said he'd never heard of it, looked at his partner and told me to look elsewhere.

Obviously I was after Caucasian ink and walked into the wrong news agent. And don't get me started on asking one of the fine fellows about a snack at the petrol station.. "Can I heat this frozen pie up?" "No."

cest la vie, how times change...



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: jjkenobi

Will you please take your partisan BS to a thread that calls for it? Plenty of those here.



He's 100% on point. What's partisan about his statement?


No he's not. This thread is Canadian based. How many Democrats do you think are here? Take your hate to a US based thread.


I couldn't care less what country this thread is based on, lol... His statement was 100% representative of America and 100% on point. Take my "hate" to a US board because I called his statement true? Wow, I never pegged you as the hypersensitive type... Maybe you can find it in yourself to keep scrolling next time you see my name, because I'm not going to keep my posts Rated G and politically correct.


And this thread is about Canada. Why don't you try to keep it on topic then? Like I said, spew that crap where it belongs. There's more countries out there than the US and quite frankly we're tired of this tripe.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: NerdGoddess

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: NerdGoddess

OK.

How racist is it to pretty much hang up the phone when someone calls you to talk about something and they have a very thick foreign accent?

I admit to doing that one more than once.

1. They're already going to talk to me about adding this or that service to my credit card or student loan or mortgage, etc. Something they're going to have to sell me on to begin with which I'm already not keen on.

2. They're calling the house line which never has a very good connection.

3. They're calling with an accent I am going to have to concentrate very, very hard to try to understand them through.

At what point, am I going to start being motivated to want to put up with this? Is that racist or just a lack of desire to overcome my annoyance at the entire sum of the situation?

Accents are far less annoying in a regular social interaction.


Honestly I don't think the situation you provided is inherently racist, I understand it can be so aggravating trying to communicate with someone who has a different accent than you and perhaps doesn't speak your language as well as you. I get that. But if you hung up because while you understood them enough, they sounded "brown" or they sounded like they had on "headgear" then THAT would be racist.


It's all about context... I used to hang up on a Mexican girl all the time, and avoid her calls quite often... But that's because we got married too young and she was mean as all get out. Still is, even 7 years after our divorce.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:14 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: jjkenobi

Will you please take your partisan BS to a thread that calls for it? Plenty of those here.



He's 100% on point. What's partisan about his statement?


No he's not. This thread is Canadian based. How many Democrats do you think are here? Take your hate to a US based thread.


I couldn't care less what country this thread is based on, lol... His statement was 100% representative of America and 100% on point. Take my "hate" to a US board because I called his statement true? Wow, I never pegged you as the hypersensitive type... Maybe you can find it in yourself to keep scrolling next time you see my name, because I'm not going to keep my posts Rated G and politically correct.


And this thread is about Canada. Why don't you try to keep it on topic then? Like I said, spew that crap where it belongs. There's more countries out there than the US and quite frankly we're tired of this tripe.


This thread isn't about Canada. Its about racism.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: tayton


A pretty hot topic.



My experience is that the Asians are much more focused on education and the traditional values of North America than the whites.

Even in my day, the best students in our classes were Chinese/Asian. The Sikhs operate via their religion with the temples financing those 'franchises', those taxis, big trucks and housing. They end up repaying those investments
down the road.

Simply put, they are out working us. Smarter, more dedicated, more 'together', group-wise, than us.

It is both admirable and a warning to the rest of us that had it far easier than they, comparatively.

As a poster has said, change is occurring. Change may be the only constant.

On the racist side of this thread. The label is overused, in my opinion. Being well connected to both nations-living 150 yards from the border- I never see anyone accusing the Chinese of being racist, or the Sikhs. Yet I have met the odd ones that were. Blatantly so.

It seems to be a label the whites use on other whites. Not so in the other relevant ethnicities. In the U.S., the same seems to hold true. I have yet to see a Hispanic or a black loudly proclaim anyone in their own ethnicity a 'racist'.

As it's safe to say that racism isn't restricted to any one ethnicity, then a double standard, at the least, exists. Is Japan accused of racism for not taking refugees? Poland? China? There are likely others that I've missed.

It's ironic in the sense that the two nations that willingly take more immigrants, of more diversity, give more aid and support to those immigrants than any other nation in the world, who were and are still a white majority are 'racist'?

I think not.

Despite it's flaws, the western system/culture was the most successful in history and is being copied around the world as we speak. Yet the intention seems to be to destroy it.

As far as the OP goes. Deal with it. If your daughter calls you racist, then that responsibility falls on you as her parent. You were her 'teacher', her mentor. She is your product as much as society's.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: jjkenobi

Will you please take your partisan BS to a thread that calls for it? Plenty of those here.



He's 100% on point. What's partisan about his statement?


No he's not. This thread is Canadian based. How many Democrats do you think are here? Take your hate to a US based thread.


I couldn't care less what country this thread is based on, lol... His statement was 100% representative of America and 100% on point. Take my "hate" to a US board because I called his statement true? Wow, I never pegged you as the hypersensitive type... Maybe you can find it in yourself to keep scrolling next time you see my name, because I'm not going to keep my posts Rated G and politically correct.


And this thread is about Canada. Why don't you try to keep it on topic then? Like I said, spew that crap where it belongs. There's more countries out there than the US and quite frankly we're tired of this tripe.


Negative, this thread is about freedom of choice and what makes you a racist, how's bout you try to keep it on topic, eh?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: LSU0408

So if I make a conscious effort to only do business with people of color, be it businesses, suppliers, or customers, that's not racist to you? And if I make a conscious effort to only give charitable contributions to people of color and to charitable organizations run by people of color, that's not racist either?

I'm a consumer/customer. I'm also an entrepreneur and I'm currently in the planning phase of starting a compltely unrelated business. So in your example w/the waiter, I would be the company employing those waiters. Now look back at my original question. If I decided to only do business with specific races (like only employing black people, only getting my supplies from black people, and only serving black customers), wouldn't that make me racist? It literally fits the definition of racial discrimination.

I don't know why people only look at these things in a bubble. If a person actively only engages with specific races, then how can that person be expected to enforce or apply the law equally if that's their job? Or if they're a teacher, how could they be expected to teach all of the kids equally if they consciously choose to only work with specific races? The same goes for politicians writing laws, judges deciding cases, bureaucrats awarding contracts, etc. Have you never heard of "Redlining"?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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Had to pee, so I stopped at the next gas station that popped up.

Bathroom? FILTHY. I mean F I L T H Y.

Grabbed a Dr. Pepper and went to pay.

East Indian.

Watch their street food videos on YT.

You will never eat Indian food again.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: LSU0408

So if I make a conscious effort to only do business with people of color, be it businesses, suppliers, or customers, that's not racist to you? And if I make a conscious effort to only give charitable contributions to people of color and to charitable organizations run by people of color, that's not racist either?

I'm a consumer/customer. I'm also an entrepreneur and I'm currently in the planning phase of starting a compltely unrelated business. So in your example w/the waiter, I would be the company employing those waiters. Now look back at my original question. If I decided to only do business with specific races (like only employing black people, only getting my supplies from black people, and only serving black customers), wouldn't that make me racist? It literally fits the definition of racial discrimination.

I don't know why people only look at these things in a bubble. If a person actively only engages with specific races, then how can that person be expected to enforce or apply the law equally if that's their job? Or if they're a teacher, how could they be expected to teach all of the kids equally if they consciously choose to only work with specific races? The same goes for politicians writing laws, judges deciding cases, bureaucrats awarding contracts, etc. Have you never heard of "Redlining"?


Gotcha, I thought you meant just you personally. I would consider it prejudiced or biased if you were a business owner and refused to hire or do business with anyone who wasn't a person of color. I'm specifically referring to your personal preferences as we read with the OP. Just a normal guy driving down the street.

FWIW, doing business with only blacks would make you prejudiced or biased, not racist. That term is used so loosely today.

Prejudice - preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Biased - unfairly prejudiced for or against someone or something.
Racist - believing that a particular race is superior to another.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: LSU0408

originally posted by: NerdGoddess

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: NerdGoddess

OK.

How racist is it to pretty much hang up the phone when someone calls you to talk about something and they have a very thick foreign accent?

I admit to doing that one more than once.

1. They're already going to talk to me about adding this or that service to my credit card or student loan or mortgage, etc. Something they're going to have to sell me on to begin with which I'm already not keen on.

2. They're calling the house line which never has a very good connection.

3. They're calling with an accent I am going to have to concentrate very, very hard to try to understand them through.

At what point, am I going to start being motivated to want to put up with this? Is that racist or just a lack of desire to overcome my annoyance at the entire sum of the situation?

Accents are far less annoying in a regular social interaction.


Honestly I don't think the situation you provided is inherently racist, I understand it can be so aggravating trying to communicate with someone who has a different accent than you and perhaps doesn't speak your language as well as you. I get that. But if you hung up because while you understood them enough, they sounded "brown" or they sounded like they had on "headgear" then THAT would be racist.


It's all about context... I used to hang up on a Mexican girl all the time, and avoid her calls quite often... But that's because we got married too young and she was mean as all get out. Still is, even 7 years after our divorce.


That gave me a chuckle, but I'm sorry to hear it didn't work out. At least you can joke about it.

-Alee



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: nwtrucker

This is true.

There are some foreign cultures that value what Americans/Europeans value more than we do: education, hard work, frugality, family, etc. Because of that, they do end up getting ahead in our countries better than we do. There are some European cultures whose descendants ended up getting ahead better than others for the same reasons.

We can look around at other cultures and tell ourselves they are all equally valuable, but they aren't all equally successful. It has nothing to do with this or that culture being overbearing or racist. Even in places where those more successful cultures are the clear minority, people who belong to those cultures will tend to move there and still end up more successful than a less successful majority culture.

There are values that *do* trend toward success in the peoples who embrace them.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 11:15 AM
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its not racist to not wanna see your homeland end up like India.

you are a effin hero.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

Ha, ha, ha, tell that to the Germans! They're having a blast with it.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 11:18 AM
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a reply to: tayton

Basically in this day and age, if someone isn't pulling the black bandwagon / agenda, they're labeled a racist.

We still have freedom to make up our own minds and spend our money wherever we please, it doesn't make a person a racist just because they don't want to spend their hard earned money at one location or another.

There are a lot of places I get gas and shop that are run by people from India. And, every time I go in there, they don't make me feel welcome. I try to talk and laugh with them, since I go in there so much and they just don't want any part of it.

Now, the funny thing is, I work with people from India and I have a good friend who is from India and she is the sweetest person you would ever meet. What I'm saying is not everyone is the same. The males are very standoffish, where the females are not.

I don't think you're a racist. I think you are just someone that wants to interact with people and feel accepted so that you have a place you can go to have a laugh or two.






posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: intrepid

Ha, ha, ha, tell that to the Germans! They're having a blast with it.

Spend a lot of time in Canada, do you?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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Now mac's milk stores are changing to circle K, what is that anyway?


Strange things are afoot at the circle K.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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I'm racist. I love horse racing.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: tayton
a reply to: eNumbra

I just want things back the way the were in my little world. Lol

That's fine.

Just don't try to force the rest of us to live in that little world.


edit on 7-9-2017 by underwerks because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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you sound racist to me. maybe this will give you something to consider.

on the other hand, looks like your racist milkshake brought all the other racists to the yard so maybe you'll just double down?

either way, thanks for doing the racist hog call and getting all their little heads to pop up so i can get a good count




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